Charter opponent to make pitch to seniors group SOUTHWEST/Mount Airy * Woodbine * Taylorsville * Winfield

Programs offered by the Mount Airy 55 Plus Club are keeping area senior citizens informed about the charter government proposal for Carroll County.

The club's president, Ralph Pickett, said members will have the opportunity to hear an opposing view to the charter proposal at their monthly meeting Monday at Calvary United Methodist Church in Mount Airy.


Richard Yates, who opposes the charter measure that will be decided by voters Nov. 3, will speak to the group from 11:30 a.m. to noon.

At last month's meeting 109 senior citizens from the Mount Airy area heard proponent Charles Fisher speak in favor of charter government, said Mr. Pickett.


Monday's meeting will be held in the church's upstairs auditorium. Lunch will be served at noon and entertainment will be provided by singers from the Woodbine Good News Bible Church at 12:30 p.m.

In other news, the club's gala Christmas dinner will be held during the first week in December. Members who have attended at least eight meetings during the year will receive a free ticket to the celebration. Other seniors are welcome to attend the party at the cost of $9 per person. The deadline for reservations is Monday.

The club's meetings are held on the first Monday of each month. Area seniors are encouraged to attend. The meetings feature programs of special interest to seniors and a variety of entertainment.

The group also sponsors trips throughout the year. Nine trips have been planned for 1993. Mr. Pickett, who has been president for the past 10 years, said the group will take a three-day trip in November to Pittsburgh and Wheeling, W.Va.

For more information about the Mount Airy 55 Plus Club, call Mr. Pickett at 829-0191.

Oyster lovers have the opportunity to support the Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company and get their fill of delicious, hand-pattied fried oysters.

The fire company's fall family style turkey, ham and oyster supper will be begin at noon on Sunday in the Activities Building at Route 27 and Twin Arch Road.

A variety of hot vegetables will accompany the dinner, and a bake table will be featured.


The cost is $9 for adults; $4.50 for children age 5 to 12; and free for the under 5 crowd. Carryouts are 50 cents extra.

The Mount Airy Players have extended the reservation deadline for their Nov. 7 dinner theater performance of "The Rainmaker."

Area fans of local theater can enjoy a roast beef and turkey dinner catered by Cozy Restaurant of Thurmont and the play, for $15.95 per person.

The play, which has been described as a "light drama" by co-producer Jay Carswell, will be performed at 8 p.m. Nov. 6-7.

Tickets for the play only are $6. Reservations are required for Saturday's dinner, which will be served before the play.

For more information or reservations, call (301) 829-0332 or 831-5271.


The American Legion's series of Friday Night Fund-Raising Dinners will continue Nov. 6 with a fried chicken special for $5.50 per person.

Dinner will be served at Post 191, at 801 Prospect Road in Mount Airy, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Other dinners, platters and sandwiches will be available.

An adults-only country dance will follow from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., featuring the music of Mount Airy's own Allen Brown.

Tickets to the dance are $5 each and will be sold at the door. A cash bar and snacks will be available. For information, call 829-9161.